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listening? dana bash is cnn's chief congressional correspondent, a reporter in the worldwide reporting hall of fame. dana, the senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. it stalled in the house right now. here's what senator chuck schumer said on cnn's "new day." >> we would much prefer a big comprehensive bill but any way that the house can get there is okay by us. i actually am optimistic that we'll get this done. >> he's now talking about the possibility of supporting a piecemeal approach. it seemed like a marker of sorts. how do you see this shaking out? >> it was a marker. certainly that's the way it's being perceived by house republican sources that i have spoken to about that. the only catch is that he's putting out an olive branch saying if republicans want to pass immigration in the process of splitting it up in smaller bills, that's fine. he's moving away from his idea of comprehensive immigration reform. here's the but. what they are not going to go for in the senate, these people who support comprehensive reform, is saying we'll pass border security bill now and in a
. presumably the congress could be called back. that might be a better question for dana bash, but this does run a bit of a risk for the president in that there could be a future chemical weapons attack inside syria between now whand when the congress returns. that must have been a calculation the president has gone through and said it's just something he'll have to deal with. part of the reason, wolf, why he's doing this is his own words would have come back to haunt him had he gone ahead and said yes to military force without congressional authorization. back in 2007 when he was running for president, he told the boston globe, quote, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. those words have been thrown back at him by members of congress in recent days saying, what happened to candidate obama? president obama in the white house is doing something very different. so the president making this decision today is at least making himself consistent
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